Leadership & Management
"Maybe Hubspot is an extreme example on the culture front, but it's not an outlier."
Constraints breed creativity. If you are limited by budget, influence, or rank in your organization, then stop looking at what you cannot do, and focus on what you and your team can do.
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to).
And even if you get the big picture right, there’s no guarantee your design will be successful. The execution of an idea matters as much as the idea itself. The devil is in the details.
"I don’t think the goal part is what I would define as leadership. I think that’s management." - Hiten Shah
A project manager is supposed to be a leader, a facilitator, an advisor and an advocate, not only for the project, but also for the team, the business and the cause.
Employees who don’t feel they can approach their managers have almost no chance they’re engaged at work.